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Tens of Thousands Displaced Amid Severe Flooding in Philippines

Posted by feww on February 18, 2012

Floods and landslides plague Philippines Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao

Seven days of continuous rain has left dozens of municipalities deluged, as authorities declare a state of calamity in the town of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 18

[February 18, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,488 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Philippines.  Tens of thousands of people have been displaced amid severe flooding which has plagued three major regions in the Philippines.
    • Seven days of continuous rain have triggered floods and landslides that have swamped dozens of municipalities in large parts of the Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao.
    • The authorities have declared a state of calamity in the town of Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, said a report.
    • “Meanwhile, Alert Level 1 was raised by the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) Thursday over the the cities of Surigao, Butuan and the provinces of Dinagat, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island and other areas of Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) following the continuous rains that began last Saturday,” said a report.
    • Floods have severely affected at least 4,000 others in Regions VIII (Eastern Visayas), X (Northern Mindanao) and XIII (Caraga), with 3,000 moved to evacuation centers, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.
    • Meanwhile, landslides occurred in dozens of villages in Leyte and Kahupian, burying several bridges, reports said.
    • At least 5 people have  been killed so far as a result of the extreme weather events, early reports said.
    • Heavy flooding in Daguitan River, Dulag, Leyte (Leyte Province is located in the Eastern Visayas region) caused power outages in many parts of the province, said the Philippines Information Agency, a government organization.

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Dozens Dead or Missing after Philippine Quakes

Posted by feww on February 6, 2012

Swarm of strong quakes leaves dozens dead or missing in the Philippines

A strong earthquake measuring 6.7Mw followed by 3 significant aftershocks and dozens of smaller tremors  struck the central Philippines Negros Region destroying buildings and triggering landslides that left dozens of people dead or missing.


Earthquake Map – NEGROS – CEBU REGION, PHILIPPINES. Source: USGS

Disaster Calendar 2012 – February 6

[February 6, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,500 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Negros Island, Philippines.  A strong earthquake measuring 6.7Mw followed by 4 significant aftershocks and dozens of smaller tremors struck the central Philippines Negros Region destroying buildings and triggering landslides that left dozens of people dead or missing.
    • The mainshock was epicentered at 9.964°N, 123.246°E and struck at a depth of about 20 km (12.4 miles), USGS reported.
    • The shock occurred offshore about 17km south of Guihulngan city (Pop: ~ 120,000) and 70km north of Dumaguete city destroying or damaging hundreds of homes and leaving thousands of people displaced.
    • Significant damage has also been reported in the municipalities of La Libertad (pop: ~ 45,000), Tayasan (pop: ~ 35,000) and Jimalalud  (pop: ~ 30,000), all located in the province of Negros Oriental, local reports said.
    • Heavy damage has also been reported in parts of Cebu City (pop: 1 million), San Carlos City (pop: ~ 150,000) and City of Dumaguete (pop:  ~ 140,000).

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